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The 20 Hottest Industries for Finding a Job

The 20 Hottest Industries for Finding a Job
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If you're planning to change jobs in the coming years, some industries are going to give you more opportunities to find a new position than others.

While the technology and health care industries are projected to see a tremendous amount of job growth in the next five years, so too are a number of smaller industries, like translation services and alcohol wholesalers, according to a new CareerBuilder study.

Overall, the United States is expected to create roughly 8 million new jobs between 2014 and 2019, a 5 percent increase. CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said around one-third of all U.S. industries are expected to outperform the national average for employment growth over the next five years.

"While it's not surprising that technology and health care made the list, the accumulation of new jobs will take place within a diverse mix of industries requiring a broad range of skills and experience," Ferguson said in a statement.

Here are the 20 industries that are projected to add at least 10,000 jobs in the next five years and the job growth percentage that each is expected to experience:

  1. Translation and interpretation services: 36 percent
  2. Specialty hospitals (except psychiatric and substance abuse): 29 percent
  3. Residential remodelers: 26 percent
  4. Home health care services: 25 percent
  5. Wine and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers: 25 percent
  6. Electronic shopping: 23 percent
  7. Environment, conservation and wildlife organizations: 22 percent
  8. Continuing care retirement communities: 21 percent
  9. Marketing consulting services: 21 percent
  10. Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists: 21 percent
  11. Computer systems design services: 21 percent
  12. Portfolio management: 18 percent
  13. Solid waste collection: 17 percent
  14. Internet publishing and broadcasting, and Web search portals: 17 percent
  15. Exam preparation and tutoring: 17 percent
  16. Nail salons: 16 percent
  17. Beer and ale merchant wholesalers: 16 percent
  18. Medical laboratories: 16 percent
  19. Pet care services (except veterinary): 16 percent
  20. Sports and recreation instruction: 15 percent

The study is based on data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., CareerBuilder's labor market analysis division, which pulls data from over 90 national and state employment resources.

Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.